Architonic book draw: Thanks to our friends at Black Dog Publishing, Architonic is giving away 3 FREE COPIES of ‘Kenneth Grange: Making Britain Modern’ to our Facebook fans. The draw will take place on 12 August and if you’d like to get your hands on this inspiring book, all you need to do is follow the link and comment on our photo album. Good luck! >>
Kenneth Grange needs no introduction. The great British designer, man behind many iconic designs such as: the futuristic 1976 high-speed train ‘InterCity 125’, the hand-held Kenwood mini mixer (1972), Kodak’s ‘Brownie 44A’ and ‘Instamatic 33’ cameras or the famous ‘TX1’ black cab, greatly influenced the history of modern industrial design and his talent is currently being celebrated with a major retrospective at London’s Design Museum.
But if you don’t get to see this impressive show (on view until 30 October), despair not as Architonic has teamed up with Black Dog Publishing and we have not one, not two but three copies of ‘Kenneth Grange: Making Britain Modern’ to give away to our Facebook fans. To enter the competition, simply join us on Facebook and comment on the post. The three lucky winners will be announced on Friday (12.08). Good luck!!
From Black Dog Publishing:
‘Kenneth Grange: Making Britain Modern is the first book to comprehensively survey the seminal work of British product designer Kenneth Grange. Working prolifically for over 50 years, Kenneth Grange has designed products for Kenwood, British Rail, Wilkinson Sword, Kodak and Manganese Bronze.Grange has been responsible for the design of many iconic British products, some of which remain unchanged today—including the latest black cab, Anglepoise lamps, and Kenwood kitchen products.
More recently, he has collaborated with fashion designer Margaret Howell, to produce a collarless shirt, that further epitomises modern British design, as well as creating an innovative chair for the elderly in conjunction with Hitch Mylius. Grange is also a founding partner of internationally renowned consultancy Pentagram.’
‘Published in conjunction with a major exhibition of the same name at the Design Museum in London, running from 20 July until 30 October 2011 , Kenneth Grange: Making Britain Modern celebrates the illustrious career of one of the most important figures in modern British design. Featuring previously unpublished interviews and specially commissioned photographs, Kenneth Grange includes essays by Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, esteemed critics Jonathan Glancey and Penny Sparke, who discuss Grange’s designs for British transport and domestic appliances respectively. The book also includes an appendix of Kenneth Grange’s own writing, providing a very personal insight into the life of a greatly admired British figure.’
Contributors: Gemma Curtin, Fiona MacCarthy, Deyan Sudjic, Penny Sparke
412 colour and b/w ills
28 x 23 cm
ISBN 978 1 907317 54 5